Veterans (81 - 90 of 99 items)
VA's Veterans Representative on Campus Program
090182: Sep 20, 1977
No summary is currently available...
Evaluation of the Veterans Administration's Educational Assistance Program
106485: Jun 30, 1978
The Veterans Administration's (VA) Educational Assistance program was evaluated in an effort to determine the effectiveness of major Federal education programs. As of June 1978, the VA had not formulated standards to be used in measuring and evaluating the program on a continuing basis. The failure to issue VA evaluation regulations in a timely manner has had a negative impact on program managers'...
A Change to the Veterans Administration's Apprenticeship and On-the-Job Training Programs Should Be Made
HRD-83-12: Published: Oct 19, 1982. Publicly Released: Oct 19, 1982.
As part of its oversight of the Veterans Administration's (VA) educational programs, GAO reviewed the VA apprenticeship and on-the-job training (OJT) programs.GAO found that VA educational assistance often helped fill a significant earnings gap during apprenticeship when wages of veterans being trained for relatively high paying jobs wages were considerably less than the wages veterans would recei...
VA Needs To Improve Its Quality Assurance Program for Medical Supply and Equipment Items
PLRD-82-44: Published: Feb 23, 1982. Publicly Released: Feb 23, 1982.
The Veterans Administration (VA) Marketing Center is a national purchasing activity, providing VA medical centers an opportunity to obtain supplies and equipment through a centrally managed national depot distribution system. GAO reviewed the Marketing Center to assess the adequacy of the VA quality assurance program.GAO found that the program does not consistently establish quality standards, nor...
The VA Efforts To Consolidate Computer Programming Resources at a Single Location
116600: Oct 7, 1981
GAO reported on the Veterans Administration's (VA) efforts to establish an automatic data processing centralized development center (CDC). The purpose of establishing CDC was to centralize most computer program development and maintenance resources previously assigned to five data processing centers. This would involve transferring development and maintenance work and associated staff from the fiv...
Cost of VA Medical Care to Ineligible Persons Is High and Difficult To Recover
HRD-81-77: Published: Jul 2, 1981. Publicly Released: Jul 13, 1981.
GAO reviewed the extent to which the Veterans Administration (VA) has strengthened its administrative controls to preclude providing medical care to persons who were found not to be properly entitled to veterans' benefits.Despite recommendations previously made by GAO to improve eligibility determinations, VA has done little to prevent or minimize the abuse of medical benefits by ineligibles. Indi...
VA Home Care Program Is a Cost-Beneficial Alternative to Institutional Care and Should Be Expanded
HRD-81-72: Published: Apr 27, 1981. Publicly Released: Apr 27, 1981.
Home health care is generally recognized as a beneficial and cost-effective alternative to prolonged hospital and nursing home care. GAO reviewed the Veterans Administration's (VA) hospital-based home care program. The objective of the review was to evaluate the program's effectiveness as an alternative to institutional medical care and its potential for expansion.GAO believes that the potential f...
VA Improved Pension Program: Some Persons Get More Than They Should and Others Less
HRD-80-61: Published: Aug 6, 1980. Publicly Released: Sep 8, 1980.
Congress hoped that the law improving pensions for needy veterans, which went into effect January 1, 1979, would enable veterans and their survivors to receive benefits above the poverty level and help them avoid turning to welfare, such as the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program.Some couples who receive SSI and Veterans Administration (VA) pensions receive more in benefits from these two p...
Activities of the Veterans Administration's Office of the Inspector General
112531: Jun 11, 1980
Activities of the Veterans Administration's (VA) Office of Inspector General (OIG) were discussed. GAO reviewed an OIG investigation of allegations concerning the medical center at Palo Alto, California. It investigated allegations related to harassment of certain VA employees and observations concerning the recently proposed establishment of a VA Office of Medical Inspector. The present OIG consi...
Problems in Administering the Servicemen's Group Life Insurance Program in the Ready Reserve
FPCD-80-45: Published: May 1, 1980. Publicly Released: May 20, 1980.
The Veterans Administration (VA) and the uniformed services have had problems administering the Servicemen's Group Life Insurance Program and determining the eligibility of some reservists since the Veterans' Insurance Act extended the coverage to members of the Ready Reserve. A large number of reservist are receiving free insurance coverage at the expense of other members because the law has no p...